INTERNET GIANT Google has taken its Google Play Movies & TV app to the dark side, allowing iPhone and iPad users to stream its media content on their iOS devices.
The release of the app sees Google finally finding a way to bring its content to the iOS mobile operating system, although Apple's tight restrictions mean that Google Play Movies & TV, much like Blinkbox for the iPad, doesn't allow users to buy or rent shows within the app. Instead, users will have to buy content via an Android device or from the Google Play website.
Google said, "Movie and TV lovers, the Google Play Movies & TV app is now available for iOS. Buy or rent new release movies and next-day TV shows by visiting the Google Play Store on your computer (play.google.com), and then watch them instantly using the Play Movies & TV app on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch."
There are a few other issues with the app as well. There's no support for 3G, which means that users will have stream content over WiFi, and there's also no Airplay support, which means that users won't be able to stream content through their Apple TVs.
However, Google has been keen to boast that its Chromecast dongle is supported, for the three people out there who own both an iPad and a Chromecast.
"Best of all, you can use Chromecast to watch your Google Play movies and TV shows on any HDTV, simply cast them from your iPhone or iPad to your TV," Google said.
Google Play Movies & TV is available to download for free from the iTunes App Store, and it's available in the UK, the US and Japan. µ